Academic Calendar

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Select your program to view the academic calendar for your courses.

 

 

For more information about the academic calendar, please contact the Student Solution Center.

 

TRADITIONAL UNDERGRADUATE (DAY CLASSES)

Please choose a semester or term to view the traditional undergraduate academic calendar for that time period. 

August 19 Returner move-in and all students finalize schedules
August 20 Fall classes begin
August 27 Last day to drop/add a course
August 28 Census date for reporting
August 28 Roster verification begins
September 2 Labor Day; University closed
September 4 Roster verification ends at 9:00 a.m.
October 10-11 Fall break; no classes; University open
October 16 Midterm grades due by 9:00 a.m.
October 28 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
October 21 –
November 1
Advising for spring semester, May interim & summer term
November 4 Pre-registration begins for 2020 spring, 2020 May interim & 2020 summer
November 25 Pre-registration ends for 2020 spring, 2020 May interim & 2020 summer
November 27-29 Thanksgiving holiday begins; University closed
December 5 Reading day
December 6-10 Final exams
December 12 All grades due by 9:00 a.m.
December 14 Undergraduate Winter Commencement

 

January 2 Classes begin
January 2 Last day to drop/add a course
January 3  Census date for reporting
January 3 Roster verification begins
January 4 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
January 8 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
January 11 Classes end
January 13 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.

 

January 13 Spring classes begin
January 20 Last day to drop/add a course
January 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; University closed
January 21 Roster verification begins
January 21 Census date for reporting
January 28 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
March 2-6 Spring Break; no classes; University open
March 11 Midterm grades due by 9:00 a.m.
March 23 –
April 3
Advising for fall semester and January term
March 24 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
April 6 Pre-registration begins for 2020 fall semester and 2021 January term
April 10 Good Friday; University closed
April 27 Pre-registration ends for 2020 fall semester and 2021 January term
May 1 Reading day
May 2-6 Final exams
May 7 Senior grades due by 9:00 a.m.
May 9 8:00 a.m. – Undergraduate Spring Commencement
May 11 All grades due by 9:00 a.m.

 

May 11 Classes begin
May 11 Last day to drop/add a course
May 12 Census date for reporting
May 12 Roster verification begins
May 15 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
May 15 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
May 25 Memorial Day; University closed
May 29 Classes end
June 3 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.

 

June 1 Classes begin
June 5 Last day to drop/add a course
June 8 Census date for reporting
June 8 Roster verification begins
June 12 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
June 22 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
July 10 Classes end
July 13 Grades due by 12:00 p.m.

 

EVENING, ONLINE & BRIDGE PROGRAMS (UNDERGRADUATE)

Please choose a term to view the evening, online, and bridge program academic calendar for that time period. 

August 19 Classes begin
August 26 Last day to drop/add a course
August 27 Census date for reporting
August 27 Roster verification begins
September 2 Labor Day; University closed
September 3 Roster verification ends at 9:00 a.m.
September 20 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
October 11 Classes end
October 14 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.
October 14 Classes begin
October 21 Last day to drop/add a course
October 21 –
November 1
Advising for spring semester, May interim & summer term
October 22 Census date for reporting
October 22 Roster verification begins
October 29 Roster verification ends at 9:00 a.m.
November 4 Pre-registration begins for 2020 spring, 2020 May interim & 2020 summer
November 15 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
November 27-29 Thanksgiving holiday begins; University closed
November 29 Pre-registration ends for 2020 spring, 2020 May interim & 2020 summer
December 6 Classes end
December 12 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.
December 14 Undergraduate Winter Commencement
January 6 Classes begin
January 13 Last day to drop/add a course
January 14 Census date for reporting
January 14 Roster verification begins
January 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; University closed
January 22 Roster verification ends at 9:00 a.m.
February 11 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
February 28 Classes end
March 2 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.
March 9 Classes begin
March 17 Last day to drop/add a course
March 18 Census date for reporting
March 18 Roster verification begins
March 23 – 
April 3
Advising for fall semester and January term
March 25 Roster verification ends at 9:00 a.m.
April 6 Pre-registration begins for 2020 fall semester and 2021 January term
April 10 Good Friday; University closed
April 13 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
April 30 Pre-registration ends for 2020 fall and 2021 January term
May 1 Classes end
May 4 All grades due by 9:00 a.m.
May 9 Undergraduate Spring Commencement

 

May 18 Classes begin
May 25 Last day to drop/add a course
May 25 Memorial Day; University closed
May 26 Census date for reporting
May 26 Roster verification begins
June 2 Roster verification ends at 9:00 a.m.
June 19 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
July 14 Classes end
July 20 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Please choose a term to view the graduate program academic calendar for that time period. 

June 24 Classes begin
June 27 Last day to drop/add a course
June 28 Census date for reporting
June 28 Roster verification begins
July 4 Independence Day; University closed
July 5 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
July 19 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
August 4 Classes end
August 8 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.
August 5 Classes begin
August 8 Last day to drop/add a course
August 9 Census date for reporting
August 9 Roster verification begins
August 14 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
August 30 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
September 2 Labor Day; University closed
September 15 Classes end
September 19 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.
September 16 Classes begin
September 19 Last day to drop/add a course
September 20 Census date for reporting
September 20 Roster verification begins
September 25 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
October 11 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
October 27 Classes end
October 31 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.
October 28 Classes begin
October 31 Last day to drop/add a course
November 1 Census date for reporting
November 1 Roster verification begins
November 6 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
November 22 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
November 27-29 Thanksgiving holiday; University closed
December 8 Classes end
December 10 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.
December 13 Graduate Winter Commencement
January 6 Classes begin
January 9 Last day to drop/add a course
January 10 Census date for reporting
January 10 Roster verification begins
January 15 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
January 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; University closed
February 3 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
February 16 Classes end
February 20 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.
February 17 Classes begin
February 20 Last day to drop/add a course
February 21 Census date for reporting
February 21 Roster verification begins
February 27 Roster verification ends
March 13 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
March 29 Classes end
April 2 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.
March 30 Classes begin
April 3 Last day to drop/add a course
April 4 Census date for reporting
April 4 Roster verification begins
April 6 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
April 28 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
May 10 Classes end
May 14 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.
May 8 Graduate Spring Commencement
May 11 Classes begin
May 16 Last day to drop/add a course
May 17 Census date for reporting
May 17 Roster verification begins
May 22 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
May 25 Memorial Day; University closed
June 10 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
June 21 Classes end
June 25 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.

NOTE: Summer Term 1 2020 is part of the 2020-21 academic year.

June 22 Classes begin
June 23 Last day to drop/add a course
June 24 Census date for reporting
June 24 Roster verification begins
June 29 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
July 14 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
August 1 Classes end
August 4 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.

USEFUL DEFINITIONS

Registration

The process through which a student reserves a seat and adds their name to the roster for a section of a course. At Coker, registration is done in WebAdvisor

Drop/Add Period

This is the period during which students are permitted to add or remove courses from their schedules with no record or academic penalty. Students can drop a course from their WebAdvisor account under “Register or Drop Sections.” (First week of the traditional semester)

Withdrawal Period

Students may remove a course from their schedule with no academic penalty. However, there will be a “W” record to indicate that the student was withdrawn from the class. 

Semester Hour

This is the unit of measurement for credits at Coker University. A course may have a value of 1-4 semester hours. 

Day Class

A course that meets for the full 16-week semester and is scheduled between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

January Term Course

A two-week course, sometimes called “J-Term.” These courses are typically study away or study abroad experiences.

May Interim Course

A four-week course taken during a condensed May term. 

Evening Course

A course that meets for an eight-week term and is scheduled between the hours of 5:30 – 10:30 p.m., or as listed online. 

Online Course

A course that is held entirely online through the Blackboard learning platform. Typically, these classes meet for eight-week terms as part of Coker’s evening courses or 100% online degree programs.